Domino’s Port Macquarie is going green by increasing the amount of deliveries on electric pushbikes while maintaining strong delivery times.
The store has added two electric bikes (E-bikes) to their delivery fleet, opening up three new jobs in the town.
Domino’s Port Macquarie franchisee, Leroy Day said the transition to pushbikes is part of Domino’s commitment to reduce its impact on the environment and get staff more active during deliveries.
“Not only do the pushbikes help the environment, they also reduce noise in the area and provide a fun, safe and active way for us to deliver pizza to our customers,” Leroy said.
“Our pushbikes have been designed and modified for our delivery needs, ensuring our drivers can safely deliver piping hot pizzas while doing our bit for the environment.
“We are one of three stores in Australia trialling the newest E-bike that has been modified for Domino’s and it is exciting to have the latest equipment available for our launch of this style of delivery.
“All of our Delivery Experts are kitted out with safety equipment including high visibility vests and helmets with safety always the number one priority.”
Leroy said the local community has responded incredibly well to the pushbikes and the store is already seeing great delivery results.
“The fact that our pushbikes can keep up with our petrol vehicles in terms of standard delivery time is very encouraging for the future.
“Our team no longer have to worry about parking, they can take shortcuts through bike paths and bike lanes and with the electric motor in the bike helping them up any hills, our customers will receive their piping hot pizza more efficiently than ever before.”
Many Domino’s stores have made the change to electronic pushbikes in a move to increase efficiencies in delivery times and reduce impact on the environment.